The Right Way to Boycott Israel

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  • 06/27/2007
From the Daily Sport in the UK


OK. So I understand that you are ticked off at Israel, and in love with
the Palestinians. That's fine with me, as long as you have truly
weighed all the facts.

So, you want to boycott Israel????? I'll be sorry to miss you, but if
you are doing it - do it properly. Let me help you.

An Israeli company has developed a simple blood test that
distinguishes between mild and more severe cases of Multiple
Sclerosis. So, if you know anyone suffering from MS, tell them to
ignore the Israeli patent that may, more accurately, diagnose their

An Israeli-made device helps restore the use of paralyzed hands. This
device electrically stimulates the hand muscles, providing hope to
millions of stroke sufferers and victims of spinal injuries. If you
wish to remove this hope of a better quality of life to these people,
go ahead and boycott Israel.

Young children with breathing problems will soon be sleeping more
soundly, thanks to a new Israeli device called the Child Hood. This
innovation replaces the inhalation mask with an improved drug delivery
system that provides relief for child and parent. Please tell anxious
mothers that they shouldn't use this device because of your passionate

These are just a few examples of how people have benefited medically
from the Israeli know-how you wish to block. Boycotts often affect

A new research center in Israel hopes to throw light on brain
disorders such as depression and Alzheimer's disease.

The Joseph Sangol Neuroscience Center in the Sheba Medical Center at
Tel HaShomer Hospital, aims to bring thousands of scientists and
doctors to focus on brain research.

A researcher at Israel's Ben Gurion University has succeeded in
creating human monoclonal antibodies which can neutralize the highly
contagious smallpox virus without inducing the dangerous side effects
of the existing vaccine.

Two Israelis received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Doctors
Ciechanover and Hershko's research and discovery of one of the human
cells most important cyclical processes will lead the way to DNA
repair, control of newly produced proteins, and immune defense

The Movement Disorder Surgery program at Israel's Hadassah Medical
Center has successfully eliminated the physical manifestations of
Parkinson's disease in a select group of patients with a deep brain
stimulation technique.

For women who undergo hysterectomies each year for the treatment of
uterine fibroids, the development in Israel of the Ex Ablate 2000
System is a welcome breakthrough, offering a noninvasive alternative
to surgery.

Israel is developing a nose drop that will provide a five year flu

These are just a few of the projects that you can help stop with your
Israeli boycott. But let's not get too obsessed with my ducal
research, there are other ways you can make a personal sacrifice with
your anti-Israel boycott.

Most of Windows operating systems were developed by Microsoft-Israel.
So, set a personal example. Throw away your computer!
Computers should have a sign attached saying Israel Inside. The
Pentium NMX Chip technology was designed at Intel in Israel. Both the
Pentium 4 microprocessor and the Centrum processor were entirely
designed, developed, and produced in Israel.

Voice mail technology was developed in Israel.
The technology for the AOL Instant Messenger ICQ was developed in 1996
in Israel by four young Israeli whiz kids.

Both Microsoft and Cisco built their only R. & D. facilities outside
the US in Israel.

So, due to your complete boycott of anything Israeli, you can now
have poor health and no computer.

But your bad news does not end there. Get rid of your cellular phone.
Cell phone technology was also developed in Israel by MOTOROLA which
has its biggest development center in Israel. Most of the latest
technology in your mobile phone was developed by Israeli scientists.

Feeling unsettled? You should be. Part of your personal security rests
with Israeli inventiveness, borne out of our urgent necessity to
protect and defend our lives from the terrorists you support.

A phone can remotely activate a bomb, or be used for tactical
communications by terrorists, bank robbers, or hostage-takers. It is
vital that official security and law enforcement authorities have
access to cellular jamming and detection solutions.
Enter Israel's Net line Communications Technologies with their
security expertise to help the fight against terror.


A joint, nonprofit, venture between Israel and Maryland will result in
a 5 day Business Development and Planning Conference next March.
Elected Israeli companies will partner with Maryland firms to provide
innovation to the US need for homeland security.

I also want you to know that Israel has the highest ratio of
university degrees to the population in the world.

Israel produces more scientific papers per capita - 109 per 10,000 -
than any other nation.
Israel has the highest number of startup companies per rata. In
absolute terms, the highest number, except the US. Israel has a ratio
of patents filed.

Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies outside of
Silicon Valley. Israel is ranked #2 in the world for venture capital
funds, behind the USA.
Israel has more museums per capita.

Israel has the second highest publication of new books per capita.

Relative to population, Israel is the largest immigrant absorbing
nation on earth.

These immigrants come in search of democracy, religious freedom or
expression, economic opportunity, and quality of life.

Believe it or not, Israel is the only country in the world which had a
net gain in the number of trees last year.

Even Warren Buffet of Berkshire-Hathaway fame has just invested
millions with Israeli Companies.

So, you can vilify and demonize the State of Israel. You can continue
your silly boycott, if you wish. But I wish you would consider the
consequences, and the truth.

Think of the massive contribution that Israel is giving to the world,
including the Palestinians - and to you - in science, medicine,
communications, security.

Pro rata for population, Israel is making a greater contribution than
any other nation on earth.

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